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Surgical Weight Loss Process

Weight loss surgery is a life-changing decision. The experienced team at UnityPoint Clinic - Weight Loss wants to you to be fully aware of the commitments both before and after surgery that each of you will make.

  1. Be able to meet the qualifications for surgery by the time you have the procedure
  2. Take an in-person seminar to prepare and educate you
  3. Schedule with your weight loss provider
  4. Meet with your team (surgeon, dietitian, insurance specialist, nurse practitioner)
  5. Receive medical approval from your insurance company
  6. Join a support group to prepare you for surgery
  7. Take the required medical evaluations
  8. Wait for your team's medical approval
  9. Insurance approves surgery
  10. UnityPoint Clinic - Weight Loss team will educate you on pre-surgical information
  11. Undergo surgery
  12. Maintain your follow-up care

Take a moment to watch the video below to hear from our experienced weight loss team. We're your partner in your weight loss journey.

Current Patients

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